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    The Yahoo Small Business Dictionary defines, explains, and cross-references more than 1,800 key small business words, phrases, acronyms, and concepts, covering topics including small business finance, management, sales, startup, exit strategy, and growth. To use the dictionary, type a word in the search box or click a letter to browse the listings alphabetically.

    Joint stock company

    A form of business organization that falls between a corporation and a partnership. The company sells stock, and its shareholders are free to sell their stock, but shareholders are liable for all debts of the company.

    Glossary provided by Campbell R. Harvey, Professor of Finance at Duke University.
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